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Motorists should sue for the damage

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 30, 2012

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ONCE again the bollards have struck.

Another victim faces having to spend hundreds of pounds to put their vehicle back on the road.

To me, this amounts to criminal damage.

What would happen if itinerants were treated in the same way when they settle themselves on land where they have no right to be? It is time that local councillors got off their backsides and stopped the misery and heartache that people are enduring.

It is a pity the victims can’t get together and hire a good lawyer to sue the council for every penny for the damage done to all the vehicles involved.

A Austen, Castle View, Hatton

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  • Burton Mail  |  August 07 2012, 10:05AM

    Oh how I agree with you!

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  • Burton Mail  |  August 05 2012, 5:22PM

    It isn't criminal damage, it's people that are on the road that shouldn't be, they need to take their tests again, if they can't read road signs

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  • Burton Mail  |  August 02 2012, 4:23PM

    These people are not victims they are breaking the law. Their misery and heartache are self-inflicted. If these "victims" actually bothered to read the road signs instead of thinking that they know best then they wouldn't have any problems. They are the ones who are causing the criminal damage, not the bollard and they should be charged with driving without due cause and attention.

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  • Burton Mail  |  July 31 2012, 1:46AM

    I absolutely agree with A.Austen of Hatton but I fear it will take some one to be seriously injured or killed by these dangerous traffic control items before the council will see sense and replace them with a far safer method of restricting traffic to the high street.

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  • Burton Mail  |  July 30 2012, 6:58PM

    May I correct the recent letter from A.Austen published on this page. Council should sue motorists for the damage caused to bollards. ONCE again the bollards have struck a driver who failed to see the warning signs because he/she was tailgating a bus. Another incompetent driver faces having to spend hundreds of pounds to put their vehicle back on the road. To me, this is criminal, that a selfish driver was willing to drive through a pedestrianised zone, putting the lives of innocent shoppers and thier children at risk. What would happen if someone were to be run over had this driver actually succeded in thier failed attempt to drive on land where they have no right to be? It is time that local councillors got off their backsides and patted each other on the back for protecting the welfare of pedestrian traffic in the town centre. The misery and heartache that careless drivers are enduring is so much less than the grieving of a parent. It is a pity the victims can’t get together and hire a good optician to prevent further damage to thier vehicles and pedestrians.

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  • Burton Mail  |  July 30 2012, 6:41PM

    every one of these motorists should be prosecuted for driving without due care and attention.if they paid attention to the signs and didnt tailgate buses they would not get walloped by the bollards, simple as that.these days no one seems to take any responsibility when they get caught out, or make a mistake.serves them right i say!

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  • Burton Mail  |  July 30 2012, 12:46PM

    How can they sue for something that they have done wrong? That would be like the burglar that sued for injuring himself while breaking into someones property!! Will the person who drove into my garden wall sue me for having it there?

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